This standard provides requirements and measures to deal with the significant and specific railway risks during track works and with common principles for the protection of fixed and mobile work sites with trains circulating on the working track and on the adjacent track. Railway risks and protection measures for access and egress to/from the worksite are considered in the same way as railway risks and protection measures for track work itself.
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This European Standard provides requirements and measures to deal with the significant and specific railway risks during works on or in proximity of the track and with common principles for the protection of fixed and mobile work sites with trains and/or machines circulating on the working track and trains circulating on the adjacent track(s). Railway risks and protection measures for access and egress to/from the work site are considered in the same way as railway risks and protection measures ...view more

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This document defines minimum functional and non-functional requirements for developing a Track Warning Systems (TWS) to warn persons during their work on or nearby the track about the approaching of trains or rail vehicles using acoustical and visual TWS-Signals. These systems may also be able to influence the approaching of trains and rail vehicles by stoppage function.
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This European Standard defines the activities related to work on or near the railway track and the associated competence profiles of persons who carry out these activities and defines procedures for assessing the competence.

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This European Standard defines minimum functional and non-functional requirements for developing a Track Warning Systems (TWS) to warn persons during their work on or nearby the track about the approaching of trains or rail vehicles using acoustical and visual TWS-Signals. These systems may also be able to influence the approaching of trains and rail vehicles by stoppage function.
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This European Standard defines the activities related to work on or near the railway track and the associated competence profiles of persons who carry out these activities and defines procedures for assessing the competence.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements for the design, dimensions, performance and testing of single/double brake indicators. It applies to pneumatically and electrically operating brake indicators visible from the outside of the vehicle.
NOTE 1   Brake indicators are for giving precise and accurate information about release and application of the brake.
This European Standard applies to brake indicators on railway vehicles used on the main national networks, urban networks, undergrou...
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This European Standard specifies the requirements for the design, dimensions, performance and testing of single/double brake indicators. It applies to pneumatically and electrically operating brake indicators visible from the outside of the vehicle.
NOTE   Brake indicators are for giving information about release and application of the brake.
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This part of EN 13230 defines technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing twin block reinforced concrete sleepers.

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This part of EN 13230 defines additional technical criteria and control procedures related to manufacturing and testing prestressed monoblock sleepers.

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This part of EN 13230 defines technical criteria and control procedures which have to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.: precast concrete sleepers, bearers for switches and crossings, and special elements for railway tracks.
The main requirement of concrete sleepers and bearers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support. In use they are also exposed to frost damage an...
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This part of EN 13230 defines additional technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing special elements.

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This part of the EN 13230 series defines additional technical criteria and control procedures related to the manufacturing and testing of prestressed monoblock sleepers.

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This part of the EN 13230 series defines technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing twin-block reinforced concrete sleepers.

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This part of the EN 13230 series defines technical criteria and control procedures which need to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.: precast concrete sleepers, twin-block reinforced sleepers, bearers for switches and crossings, and special elements for railway tracks.
The main requirement of concrete sleepers and bearers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support. In u...
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This part of the EN 13230 series defines additional technical criteria and control procedures for manufacturing and testing special elements.

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This European Standard applies to brake discs and disc and pad interaction of railway rolling stock.
For a basic choice of disc and pad interaction couple, the following requirements and classification may be deployed.
This European Standard applies to a basic test of disc performance classes. The disc and pad interaction couple to be used as a reference is defined in this standard. The discs are used on vehicles operating on the main national networks, urban networks, underground railways, tr...
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This European Standard applies to brake discs designed to be fitted to railway vehicles.
This European Standard comprises a type test of brake disc performance. The brake disc is tested for energy conversion and dissipation, ventilation characteristics as well as mechanical integrity.
The classification qualifies a brake disc in conjunction with the defined brake pad by dynamometer tests which simulates up to one year in service when operating in the defined application class. It does not def...
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This standard describes the functionality, constraints, performance and operation of a brake system for use in high speed trains as described in the TSI High Speed Rolling Stock, operating on routes of the European railways and their infrastructure systems.
This standard covers:
-   all new vehicle designs of the high speed trains;
-   all new constructions of existing vehicle types;
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This European Standard specifies test methods and acceptance criteria for a brake system for use in high speed trains as described in the TSI Rolling Stock, operating on routes of the trans-European high-speed rail system. The tests defined in this document have the purpose of verifying that the braking performance and functions of the train's brake system comply at least with the respective requirements of EN 15734-1. This European Standard is applicable to: new vehicles of high speed trains; n...view more

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This European Standard is concerned with the functions associated with general railway vehicles or their assemblies. It covers functionality associated with systems and equipment such as wheelsets and bogies, doors, brakes and traction. This standard may also be applied to railway vehicles with very specific functions like track machines and snow ploughs. However, while the functions that are common with general railway vehicles are included, the functions which are specific to their work proces...view more

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This European Standard defines the minimum performance requirements of on-board monitoring systems for axlebox condition monitoring by means of temperature measurements. This European Standard refers to temperature monitoring of the axlebox. However, the design may be such that the rolling bearing itself is monitored directly. The requirements of this European Standard are intended to apply equally to basic monitoring systems for monitoring the axlebox temperature through to more technically com...view more

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This part specifies fire safety requirements for railway vehicle design to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1. The measures and requirements specified in this part of EN 45545 aim to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board by minimizing the risk of a fire starting, delaying the fire development and controlling the spread of fire products through the railway vehicle, thus aiding evacuation. It is not within the scope of this standard to describe me...view more

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The measures and requirements specified in EN 45545 are intended to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board. EN 45545 specifies:
- fire protection measures for railway vehicles;
- verification methods for these measures.
The protection of passengers and staff is essentially based on measures to:
- prevent fires occurring due to technical faults and due to equipment design or vehicle layout (Part 1, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 7);
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This part of EN 45545 specifies requirements for flammable liquids and liquefied petroleum gas installations, e. g. for traction, auxiliary power units, heating or cooking, to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1. This part is not applicable to technical liquids themselves, e. g. hydraulic liquid and transformer oil, except where guidance is given as to dealing with spillages, leakage and spray generation. The measures and requirements specified in this European Standard aim to protect pas...view more

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This part of EN 45545 specifies the fire resistance requirements and testing methods for fire barriers for railway vehicles. The objective of the measures and requirements, specified in this part of EN 45545, is to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a developing fire on board. It is not within the scope of this part of EN 45545 to describe measures that ensure the preservation of the railway vehicles in the event of a fire.

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This part of EN 45545 specifies requirements for fire detection, alarm systems, equipment shutdown, information and communication systems, emergency lighting, emergency brake systems and fire fighting systems to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1. The measures and requirements specified in this European Standard aim to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board by alerting staff and passengers to a fire, delaying the fire development and controlling ...view more

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This part of EN 45545 specifies the fire resistance requirements and testing methods for fire barriers for railway vehicles.
The objective of the measures and requirements, specified in this part of EN 45545, is to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a developing fire on board.
It is not within the scope of this part of EN 45545 to describe measures that ensure the preservation of the railway vehicles in the event of a fire.

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The measures and requirements specified in EN 45545 are intended to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board.
EN 45545 specifies:
-   fire protection measures for  railway vehicles;
-   verification methods for these measures.
The protection of passengers and staff is essentially based on measures to:
-   prevent fires occurring due to technical faults and due to equipment design or vehicle layout (Part 1, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 7);
-   minimise the possib...
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This part of EN 45545 specifies requirements for flammable liquids and liquefied petroleum gas installations, e. g. for traction, auxiliary power units, heating or cooking, to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1. This part is not applicable to technical liquids themselves, e. g. hydraulic liquid and transformer oil, except where guidance is given as to dealing with spillages, leakage and spray generation.
The measures and requirements specified in this European Standard aim to protect pa...
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This part specifies fire safety requirements for railway vehicle design to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1.
The measures and requirements specified in this part of EN 45545 aim to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board by minimizing the risk of a fire starting, delaying the fire development and controlling the spread of fire products through the railway vehicle, thus aiding evacuation.
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This part of EN 45545 specifies requirements for fire detection, alarm systems, equipment shutdown, information and communication systems, emergency lighting, emergency brake systems and fire fighting systems to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1.
The measures and requirements specified in this European Standard aim to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board by alerting staff and passengers to a fire, delaying the fire development and controlling...
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CEN/TC 256 - Editorial modifications to 5.4.5.5 and 5.13.

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This European Standard is concerned with the functions associated with general railway vehicles or their assemblies. It covers functionality associated with systems and equipment such as wheelsets and bogies, doors, brakes and traction.
This standard may also be applied to railway vehicles with very specific functions like track machines and snow ploughs. However, while the functions that are common with general railway vehicles are included, the functions which are specific to their work proce...
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This European Standard specifies test methods and acceptance criteria for a brake system for use in high speed trains as described in the TSI Rolling Stock, operating on routes of the trans-European high-speed rail system. The tests defined in this document have the purpose of verifying that the braking performance and functions of the train's brake system comply at least with the respective requirements of EN 15734-1. This European Standard is applicable to: new vehicles of high speed trains; n...view more

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This European Standard specifies requirements for the approval of a welding process in a fixed plant, together with the requirements for subsequent welding production. It applies to new Vignole rails welded by flash butt welding to crossing components in a fixed plant, and intended for use on railway infrastructures.

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This European Standard defines the minimum performance requirements of on-board monitoring systems for axlebox condition monitoring by means of temperature measurements.
This European Standard refers to temperature monitoring of the axlebox. However, the design may be such that the rolling bearing itself is monitored directly.
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This European Standard specifies requirements for the approval of a welding process in a fixed plant, together with the requirements for subsequent welding production.
This European Standard applies to new Vignole rails welded by flash butt welding to crossing components in a fixed plant, and intended for use on railway infrastructures.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements of lubricants intended for lubrication of the wheelrail interface between the wheel flange and the rail gauge corner (active interface) applied either directly or indirectly to the wheel flange or to the rail to achieve an acceptable level of friction and wear. It covers the approval procedure, the method of testing and quality control/ monitoring of the lubrica.

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This European Standard specifies the requirements of lubricants intended for lubrication of the wheel-rail interface between the wheel flange and the rail gauge corner (active interface) applied either directly or indirectly to the wheel flange or to the rail to achieve an acceptable level of friction and wear.
It covers the approval procedure, the method of testing and routine control/monitoring of the lubricant.

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This European Standard is applicable to fastening systems, in categories A - C and E as specified in EN 13481-1:2012, 3.1, for use on wood sleepers in ballasted track with maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in accordance with Table 1. The requirements apply to: - fastening systems which act on the foot and/or web of the rail including direct fastening systems and indirect fastening systems; - fastening systems for the rail sections in EN 13674-1 (excluding 49E4) and EN 13674-4. This stan...view more

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This European Standard is applicable to fastening systems, in categories A - C and E as specified in EN 13481-1:2012, 3.1, for use on rectilinear steel sleepers in ballasted track with maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in accordance with Table 1. The requirements apply to: - fastening systems which act on the foot and/or web of the rail including direct fastening systems and indirect fastening systems; - fastening systems for the rail sections in EN 13674-1 (excluding 49E4) and EN 13674...view more

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This European Standard specifies performance requirements for special fastening systems for switches and crossings and check rails secured within the overall fastening system (not independently fixed to the bearers) on wood, concrete and steel bearers in ballasted track and on slab track in categories A - E (EN 13481-1, clause 3.1) which have maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in divergent track in accordance with table 1.
Table 1 - Track category criteria
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The scope of this European Standard is: to establish material requirements for cast austenitic manganese steel for fixed crossings and cradles for crossings with moveable parts designed to be welded or bolted to rails; to formulate codes of practice for inspection, testing of un-machined and machined heat-treated castings; to list the methods by which crossings should be identified and traced; to define limits of weld rectification by the supplier; special requirements for pre-hardened crossings...view more

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This European Standard specifies a procedure for the comparative testing of fastening systems in track. The test procedure is applicable to fastening systems which in all other respects conform to EN 13481-2:2012, EN 13481-3:2012, EN 13481-4:2012, EN 13481-5:2012 and EN 13481-7:2012. This test applies to complete fastening assemblies. It is only used for comparative testing of such fastening systems installed at the same time on the type of support for which they are intended.

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This European Standard covers the definitions of the terms used in EN 13146 and EN 13481 series.

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This European Standard is applicable to fastening systems, in categories A - C and E as specified in EN 13481 1:2012, 3.1, for use on wood sleepers in ballasted track with maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in accordance with Table 1.
Table 1 - Fastening category criteria
Category   Maximum design axle load
kN   Minimum curve radius
m
A   130   40
B   180   80
C   260   150
E   350   150
NOTE   The maximum axle load for categories A and B does not apply to maintenance vehicles.
The requirements ap...
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This European Standard is applicable to fastening systems, in categories A - C and E as specified in EN 13481 1:2012, 3.1, for use on rectilinear steel sleepers in ballasted track with maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in accordance with Table 1.
Table 1 - Fastening category criteria
Category   Maximum design axle load
kN   Minimum curve radius
m
A   130   40
B   180   80
C   260   150
E   350   150
NOTE   The maximum axle load for categories A and B does not apply to maintenance vehicles.
The re...
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This European Standard specifies the definitions of the terms used in the EN 13146 series and in the EN 13481 series.

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This European Standard specifies performance requirements for special fastening systems, in categories A - E as specified in EN 13481-1:2012, 3.1, for switches and crossings and check rails. These types of rails are those which are secured within the overall fastening system (not independently fixed to the bearers) on wood, concrete and steel bearers, in ballasted track and on slab track, and which have maximum axle loads and minimum curve radii in divergent track in accordance with Table 1.
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